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hackster's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
it's time for a new...

... Boston Tea Party.

dump the tea in '08.

throw the bums OF BOTH PARTIES out in '08.


Joined: Jun 7 2007
Aye, Aye

Yes, in fact the Declaration of Independence clearly says, "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..." (Declaration of Independence).

And when looking at what a failure this government has become, well, our sacred document (above) says it is high time to abolish it, and form a new one. It would seem that most every politician in Washington is nothing more than a self-driven, puffed-up fool looking to line his own pockets with more of our money. I find it amazing that no matter which party is in office, we continually get the shaft. What is tax freedom day, now? In some states it is almost June. Give me a break. The bank is broken, and it is time to clean the slate and start anew.

I guess the biggest thing that baffles me, is that as many times as these Washington and state politicians take us to the cleaners, whenver the next election comes around, we vote the same fools back in. It is time for a new party to take over... The whole thing sort of makes me sick to my stomach.

Greg SC

Joined: Jun 18 2007
For the upcoming CNN/YouTube Presidential Debates

Don't tell me about the War. Whether to stay or withdraw,
Don't tell me that there are terrorists knocking at my door.
No more raising terrorist alerts. No more spreading fear.
Cuz I'm not buying into your story--not listening to your bullshit any more.

Tell me something nice. Tell your plan so all people have enough to eat and clean water--enough for everyone to drink.

Don't tell me why you should be President. I don't care if you are a man, woman, black, or hispanic. Just look around, the world is in a panic. And we don't need another leader, a so-called leader, taking this country to hell--to hell in a basket.

And don't tell me about God. Don't fill me with "God Bless America." That "We are the greatest country on earth." And don't wave a flag, red, white, and blue in my face. Every group has a piece of cloth--whether it's green, yellow, black or purple a cloth to display their cause or their faith. The last time I looked the world was round and we are all brothers and sisters--brothers and sisters of this planet.

Don't tell me your predictions of devastating hurricanes, massive floods, colossal forest fires, and how global warming is all to blame. Look at the friggin highways and the rush hour traffic. If everyone is in such a rush then why aren't we moving? Meanwhile, oil keeps pumping and blood keeps flowing. I don't care if cars run on corn or on horse manure. If we are addicted to oil, tell me how we are going to kick-- kick this bloody habit

So tell me something nice. And tell how you plan to make the air and the oceans clean. And tell me that you've got some guts: how you plan on sticking it--sticking it to the oil producers and the oil companies.

Don't tell about how we are "Free." Don't point to The Statue of Liberty. That I've got to take off my shoes if I want to go see. And don't tell me about our strong economy because I don't want to buy--I'm not going buy any of your crap any more.

Immigration? Healthcare? Education? So many things to do! Just don't tell me that you are going on vacation in the Pocanos Mountains, Myrtle Beach, or where ever for the next three weeks or so.

Tell me something nice. Tell how--how you intend on setting a new course. How you are going to make this ship right.

joe zanghi
Printed Matter Press
international literary press featuring poetry, prose, and politics

Joined: Jun 23 2007
It is sad and ridiculous

Unfortunately, our government has slipped farther and farther from popular control for the past couple of decades to the point where politics is more of a spectator sport than something people care about.

Our government officials don't want the responsibility of having to listen to the people, it is too much work. It is a lot easier to just accept donations from pharmacuetical companies, oil companies, insurance companies, and multinationals and pass laws, make wars, and promulgate policy that continue to reward the few while trying to marginilize the many through fear mongering and propaganda.

But change is got to start someplace and the first thing is understanding the problem.

"Money green or proletarian gray, selling guns instead of food today...."

hackster's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

google this (or NOT google... google IS big brother... i use metaEureka-

"hegelian dialectic"

one of the basic premises of the hegelian dialectic-

a) invent or manufacture the "problem";
b) profess the expected "reaction";
c) arrive at the predetermined "solution" (with the will of the people).

right IS left...

queenjane's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
Sad sad war

I saw something on the news this a.m. about a solder who'd returned from Iraq now suffering from PTSD. There is a 4-6 week backlog for soldiers to seek psychological help or otherwise . .. there aren't enough medical people and there isn't enough money to deal with the problems caused by this war. Our government is just ridiculous. Your thoughts?

Joined: Jun 9 2007


I am pretty cut off from the American Media (which is not a bad thing) but I would love to hear more of Keith Olbermann's takes on what is going on. Honestly I cannot believe that there are not more like him. Maybe there are but I am outside the US so I only get what’s on CNN or the BBC. As I stated before on this site, “I cannot believe there is not a revolution going on in the States!" I understand the concept that any powerful nation needs an enemy and as a great Roman stated 84 B.C. after they conquered their last powerful enemy", now that we have no more enemies in this universe, what will happen to the Republic." Sad to say with in 10 years Creaserism took over and with this the devastation of the Republics original ideology. Sound familiar? Anyway, with the understanding that any nation needs a foreign enemy to keep its people interested I cannot believe that this administration has chosen to fight its own country and completely push out even the true believers!!!

Joined: Jun 23 2007
The Middle East and "Looks Like Rain"

Today's New York Times Magazine carried an article about Tzipi Livni, Israel's Foreign Minister. The following passage caught my eye and left me shaking my head in appreciation:

On a windblown street stands a rundown building with the Orwellian name of Negotiations Affairs Department. In it sits Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator.
He looks brisk in his yellow tie. When the phone rings, it is the Jordanian foreign minister; they discuss Rice’s postponing another trip. Erekat, a senior Fatah member, has an acerbic wit. “I try my best to understand the Israelis’ fears and aspirations, but they can get too complicated for me,” he said. “Every day there’s something going on, like the cats outside my window at night, and I never know if they’re making love or fighting or both!”

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
for reference... links want

for reference...

links want to look like this, with the http:// part included. Replace the [ ] with < >

[a href="http://yourlinkheredotwhatver"] your-text-here-you-want-them-to-click-on[/A]

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
No clue.

I've deleted the Dr. Paul comment, trying to see if that'd fix the glitch. Mindbender, let's go to PM, okay?

Here's the link, though


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